Polypore fungi with crust-like to pileate (shelf-like) basidiocarps causing a white rot of fallen wood. Junghuhnia meridionalis can be recognised by its orange poroid fruiting body. Junghuhnia rhinocephalus forms an initially cream fruiting body becoming brown when mature. It is easily recognized by its pleasant vanilla-like smell.
Four species have been reported from New Zealand.


NZFungi Entry

Junghuhnia meridionalis

Bright orange, with small pores on the surface. Another, dull grey paint-splash fungus is on the same piece of wood.